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Overview

The Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) is an online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education and includes three sections.

  • At-a-Glance Tab: This current tab provides information and links to state digital learning plans, state requirements for district digital learning plans and whether states have digital learning standards for students.
  • Instructional Materials Tab: Visit the Instructional Materials tab to learn more about acquisition of instructional materials including definitions, guidelines and policies, state review processes, digital learning resources and funding.
  • Procurement Tab: This tab provides valuable information about state procurement for state and district leaders, as well as companies

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

California does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

California does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

California does not have digital learning standards for students.

The State Board of Education Content Standards on not specific to digital or print environments. They are the same regardless of the medium.

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Overview

The State Board of Education adopts instructional materials for most content areas for use in kindergarten through grade eight. LEAs are subject to a law California Education Code (EC) Section 60119,which requires instructional materials to be aligned to the state-adopted academic content standards in the four subjects of English language arts/English language development; history/social science; mathematics; and science. The Instructional Quality Commission, supervises the instructional materials reviews, utilizing state-trained volunteer teachers and administrators, to establish a list of materials meeting 100% of the state-adopted standards in addition to other evaluation criteria. California posts this list of state-adopted programs for LEAs to consider and posts details on requirements for materials via the Curriculum Frameworks Adoption Process – CalEdFacts.LEAs do not have a specific timeline to implement any specific instructional materials. The State conducts such an adoption on an eight-year cycle per subject. LEAs may conduct their own local reviews in consideration of piloting and adopting such materials.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) encourages California school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to be innovative in the use of technology to improve instruction, student learning, and teacher professional development. The SSPI continues to explore technological innovation in education with public and private sector partners. A local school district governing board may adopt relevant technology-based materials, if the materials are both available and comparable to other, equivalent instructional materials, as defined in education code section 60010 (h).

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

California has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

All materials must be accessible for all students per state and federal law.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

California does not have a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

California has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

The definition of instructional materials is in EC Section 60010 (h). This law states “‘Instructional materials’ means all materials that are designed for use by pupils and their teachers as a learning resource and help pupils to acquire facts, skills, or opinions or to develop cognitive processes. Instructional materials may be printed or non-printed, and may include textbooks, technology-based materials, other educational materials, and tests.”

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

California has a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

California has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

“State-adopted” instructional materials are those instructional resources which the SBE has formally “adopted” for use in the classroom. This action is required by the California State Constitution, Article 9 Section 7.5. The SBE considers K-8 instructional materials for adoption following a thorough review process outlined in both law (EC 60200) and regulations (CCR, Title 5 sections 9510-9525).

There are no state adoptions for grades nine through twelve. LEA governing boards have the authority and responsibility under EC Section 60400 to adopt instructional materials for use in their high schools for grades nine through twelve.

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

California does not have a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

California has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

The State Statute allows, but does not require the use of SBE-adopted instructional materials, but does require that students have instructional materials aligned to the SBE-adopted content standards and that they are consistent with the cycles of the SBE-adopted curriculum frameworks.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

California does not have a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Guidance Outside of School

California does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

California does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

California does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Inclement Weather

California does not provide guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

California has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The State Board of Education adopts instructional materials for most content areas for use in kindergarten through grade eight.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Other

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

California has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Adopted

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

California does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

California does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

California does not require districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

California does not have an Education Service Agency (ESA) or other regional organization that has a process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

California does not have an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

California does not have a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

California does not have a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

State Resource Repository

California does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

California does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

A publisher or manufacturer that submits a printed instructional material for adoption by the state board, or a school district governing board, or for use by the governing board of a school district, on or after January 1, 2014, shall ensure that the printed instructional material is also available in an equivalent digital format during the entire term adoption term. The printed instructional material equivalent digital format shall conform to the most current, ratified standards under the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – World Wide Web Consortium for accessibility. A revised State Board of Education policy also notes digital instructional material availability.

Guidance – Publishers

California has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Publisher guidance is provided by content area during an adoption cycle.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

California does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

California does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

California does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

California does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

State Pricing Negotiation

California does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

California does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.